Sonoma County — 30 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge — beckons the adventurous and the curious with more than 425 friendly wineries, farm-to-table restaurants, 40 spas, rivers to kayak or float down, redwood forests to explore, boutiques and galleries that entice, and hiking and biking trails that meander over oak-covered hills.
Accommodations range from luxurious hotels to historic inns, romantic B&Bs, and modern campgrounds. Stay along the winding Pacific coast, among the redwoods, on a vineyard-lined lane, or in a casual urban setting. Nearly three dozen towns and communities entice travelers to stop and explore.
With a mild Mediterranean climate, there is no bad time to visit Sonoma County.